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Upcoming Events (October 11, 2019)

Oct. 12

New Beginning Community Church will have a huge yard sale at Cube Ice Company in the Industrial Park next to the airport from 8 a.m. to. 2 p.m.

The Reverend Samuel Swayze Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century of Jackson invites the public to attend the historical marking of the Davis Chapel Methodist Church at 11 a.m. The church was built in 1851 and is located at the intersection of Davis Chapel Road and Old Panola Road in Sardis. All are invited for the historical event.

The third South Panola High School Decade of the 80s Reunion returns Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Batesville Lions Club. Fee is $35 per person. T-shirts and food will be extra. It is also bring your own beverage. The reunion will run from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. with special guest band Spunk Monkees, along with DJ Marky Mark (Mark Best). The link to pay online is: paypal.me/djmarkymark1965.  For more information, contact Best at 662-372-2687.

Panola County Hunter Education class will be held Sat., Oct. 12. Participants must be at least 10 years of age and pre-register online. Go to mdwfp.com hunter education classes to register. Any questions call (662) 563-6222.

Plans are underway for the 9th annual Gateway to the Delta Festival on the Charleston Court Square. Entertainment will kick off at 11 a.m. with The Ellis Family, followed by The Bonfire Orchestra, The Shakerz, the David Dunavent Band, the Beale St. All-Star Band, Southern Halo, and Meet the Press.  Other event highlights are the always-popular Kidzone will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Mayor’s Fun Run; and the ever-popular car show. As always, food vendors, as well as arts and crafts vendors will be set up all around the square. For more information, call the CARE office at 662-647-0942.

Oct. 12&13

Hope Mentoring will sponsor two days of Community Awareness at Patton Lane Park with a Health Fair (Merit Health) from 10 a.m. to noon and a Community Picnic from noon to 4 p.m . (Vendors welcome).  A softball tournament will be held starting at 4 p.m. (registration at 2 p.m.) recognizing the Untouchable Softball teams.

Oct. 14

Communities Unlimited will have a “Let’s Talk Business” seminar Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Sardis City Hall, 114 West Lee St. There will be a discussion of business development in and for Sardis. Topic covered will include entrepreneurship, community opportunity and Communities Unlimited Assistance.

Oct. 15

The NAACP will meet Tuesday before the third Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Batesville Public Library.

Oct. 19

The South Panola Class of 1979 is planning its 40th year reunion

for Oct. 19. Contact 934-7281, 934-1272, or 703-0171 for more information or to help in the planning. All persons with connections to this class are urged to call. The reunion date is the day after the South Panola High School homecoming game in the fall.

Deadline to register for the Junior Auxiliary of Batesville  2019 Turkey Trot 5k is Oct. 19. The race will be held at 8 a.m. in lovely downtown Batesville on Nov. 23. All proceeds go to support the wonderful projects of the Batesville Junior Auxiliary.

Oct. 23

The Servsafe Seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at University of Mississippi- Oxford Campus, 2301 S. Lamar Blvd. Instructor is Janie Cole and registration fee is $150 due by Oct. 21. For more information, call 662-915-8662.

Oct. 26

Panola County Branch of NAACP will have its annual Freedom Fund Banquet  at 6 p.m. at the Patton Lane. Band Hall. Donation is $25. Speaker is Judge Vernon Miles, a U.S. Immigration Judge. For more information, contact Gloria Tucker (810) 238-6020.

Ongoing Meetings

Panola County Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at Batesville First United Methodist Church at noon daily. For information call 234-8585.

Celebrate Recovery With Jesus meets each Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Victory Independent Baptist Church on Hwy. 51S, two-and-a-half miles south of Batesville on the right. Bring all your hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Call 209-7773 for more information.

Oct. 23

The Servsafe Seminary will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at University of Mississippi- Oxford Campus, 2301 S. Lamar Blvd. Instructor is Janie Cole and registration fee is $150 due by Oct. 21. For more information, call 662-915-8662.

Oct. 26

Panola County Branch of NAACP will have its annual Freedom Fund Banquet  at 6 p.m. at the Patton Lane. Band Hall. Donation is $25. Speaker is Judge Vernon Miles, a U.S. Immigration Judge. For more information, contact Gloria Tucker (810) 238-6020.

Mondays

Gymnastics for kids is held 5-6 p.m. for ages 4-6 and 6-6:45 p.m.for ages 7 and up. Class follows the South Panola school schedule. Call 710-6121 for information.

The Sons of the Confederate Veterans meets monthly on the first Monday at 7 p.m. at Batesville Public Library. Call 934-6211 for information.

Al-Anon support group for family and friends of alcoholics will meet at 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Domestic Violence Recovery support group meets. Call 654-9419 for information.

Tuesdays

First Security Bank, Guaranty Bank and Bank of Commerce will sponsor a Financial Education Boot Camp at Charleston High School, 310 North Cossar St., on Tuesdays, Sept. 24 and Oct. 8 and 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Register online at Eventbrite, by telephone 662-563-9311 email bmorris@firstsecuritybk.com, or email clifton.williams@gbtonline.com or call 662-247-5238.

The Panola County Election Commissioners meet the first Tuesday of each month at the Batesville Courthouse at 2 p.m.

The American Legion meets the third Tuesday of every month at the VFW at 5:30 p.m.

The Panola County Humane Society meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Batesville Public Library at 5:30 p.m.

Panola County Cancer Relief Organization meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Batesville Public Library at 6 p.m.

Al-Anon Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Oxford University United Methodist Church, 424 S. Tenth St., Oxford. Take the Tyler St. entrance.

Thursdays

Batesville VFW Post 4968 and Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of every month at the VFW building at 6 p.m.

Saturdays

Every third Saturday of the month, the Batesville Lions Club will have Karaoke Night starting at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. at the Lions Club building off Tiger Drive.